2. Port Hood side, $77,796.67; Port Hood Island side, $15,012.31.
3. Day work.
4. James McDonell, foreman, $3.50 per day, $2,212.87; Isaiah Watts, sub-foreman, $2.50 per day, $1,119.38.
5. Port Hood side, 1,660 feet; Island side, 540 feet.
6. (a) 2,400 feet; (b) Greatest depth at extreme low water between the two works, 19 feet.
7. (a) Amount voted for fiscal year 191011, $40,000. (b) It is proposed to have
the balance of the work done by contract.
8. The resident engineer submitted various estimates ranging from $165,000 to $482,000 according to character and height of work. These plans, however, were not adopted, and the chief engineer recommended loose brush and stone work, estimated to cost $215,000.
Subtopic: INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY SLEEPING CAR CONDUCTORS.
1. There is an item in the estimates for the purpose, and it is hoped that the work may be proceeded with.
2. The government having been obliged to expropriate the land required, work of construction was necessarily delayed; there-' fore the appropriations granted so far by parliament have partially lapsed, the only yearly expendituresTieing as follows:
1907-8.. 10,000 70 60 Survey of land and legal services.1908-9.. 10,000 70 00 Foreman's fees. 611 31* Timber. 229 63 Stone, hardware, &c. 1909-10. 4,700 750 79 Land and costs-D. J. McDonald. 520 69 Legal services, witness fees. | &c. 20 00 Foreman's fees. 3. Reconstructing and repairing old protection work on east side and possibly excavating to one foot at low water.4. Amount voted for fiscal year 1910-11,
1. Mr. Jean Gauthier was removed from the postmastership of Metabetchouan in October, 1902. The office had for some time been very badly managed and had on several occasions been the subject of official inquiry and report. No improvement being shown in the management, it was found necessary in the public interest, to make a change in the postmastership.
2. As stated, in answer to No. 1, the change was made after official investigation, as a result of repeated complaints made to the department in regard to the unsatisfactory management of the office. Complaints were preferred by the following individuals: Mr. George Perron, Mr. Joseph Dore, Mr. Wilfrid Cote, Mr. Edouard Montminy, Mr. C. P. Renauld, Mr. S. Bouchard, Mr. W. Ratte, Mr. J. Couture, Mr. J. Desmeules.
INDIAN AGENT AT POINTE BLEUE. Mr. GIRARD:
1. Has a person named W. Donohue, Indian agent on the Pointe Bleue reserve, been removed? If so, in what year and why?
2. Who are the persons who asked for this action of the minister?
W. T. A. Donohue was removed from the position of Indian agent for the Pointe Bleue reserve in the year 1902, by order in council of 23rd April of that year, as result of an investigation into irregularities connected with the conduct of his agency.
2. The department has no data to enable it to answer this question.